Bernie Sanders has purchased his third house – a move that has drawn mass criticism and trolling from social media users.
Vanity Fair confirms the purchase, reporting that Sanders purchased a four-bedroom home on the shore of Lake Champlain for $600,000 – more than three times the median American home price.
The proceeds reportedly came from the sale of a home his wife inherited.
Sanders now owns three properties – one in Burlington, Vermont and another in Capitol Hill, D.C.
He still is one of the poorest members of Congress but don’t let that fool you; Sanders’ salary alone (never mind his wife’s income) still places him in the top 4% of American earners.
As Vanity Fair puts it, that’s “enough to purchase a nice lakefront retirement property with plenty leftover to buy “Feel the Bun” sandwiches from the local Hero’s Welcome General Store.
Unsurprisingly, news of Sanders’ latest high-ticket purchase is not sitting well with many Twitter users who have called him out for hypocrisy.
@JackPosobiec a Socialist. In his spare time!
— Kim Lloyd George (@Kimllg88) March 18, 2017
@JackPosobiec Every good commie is entitled to a dacha.
— 226 (@BarbMorgenroth) March 18, 2017
@JackPosobiec better check to see if some of that campaign money was slipped in his pocket.
— Darrell F Simpson (@DarrellFSimpson) March 18, 2017
@JackPosobiec With that fat Clinton Foundation check.
— Lou Dorchen (@LouDorchen) March 18, 2017
@JackPosobiec Commie is as commie does.
— PankTendeez (@abitedgy) March 18, 2017
Bernie Sanders Buys His Third House … but doesn’t want to live in a country that focus some much on the rich https://t.co/KwFa1olFuD
— Joe Warmington (@joe_warmington) March 18, 2017
— HayekwasRIGHT (@realbubba58) March 18, 2017